2020 Oregon Book Awards

2020 Oregon Book Awards

 

Congratulations to all of the finalists for this year's Oregon Book Awards. While we're sad that we're not able to celebrate them all in person this year, we are looking forward to the radio celebration of the winners and finalists on OPB radio at 7 pm on Monday, June 22nd. 

The finalists' books are listed below, by category. Some of these books are in short supply under the best of circumstances, and we're definitely not living in the best of circumstances for the moment. So we encourage you to order early and we ask for your patience in processing orders online.

On the evening of June 22nd we will indicate the winners in each category on this page. For the time being they are listed alphabetically within each category. The are challenging times, but how fortunate we are to live in a state with so many talented writers and with the amazing wonderful people of Literary Arts.

 

 

 

Fiction starts here.

No God like the Mother Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781629016191
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Inkwater Press - June 11th, 2019

Black Light: Stories Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525563501
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Published: Vintage - August 13th, 2019

The Night Swimmers Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781641291279
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Published: Soho Press - February 11th, 2020

The Dreamers: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812984668
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 5th, 2019

The White Death: An Illusion Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780991314188
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Published: Nouvella - June 18th, 2019

Poetry comes next.


Birches Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945588242
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Published: Four Way Books - February 15th, 2019

Secure Your Own Mask (White Pine Poetry Prize) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781945680175
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Published: White Pine Press (NY) - August 7th, 2018

Real Daughter Cover Image
$19.80
ISBN: 9780877750321
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Published: Unicorn Press (UK) - January 28th, 2019

This Luminous: New and Selected Poems Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780991640447
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Published: Panhandler Books - March 4th, 2019

Spectra Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895262
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 18th, 2018

General nonfiction comes next.


Pansies Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780999750131
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Sonder Press - November 20th, 2018

Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780262039567
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: MIT Press - March 19th, 2019

Horizon Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375708473
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Published: Vintage - January 7th, 2020

Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, the World's Greatest Rodeo, and a Hidden History of the American West Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062836014
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 28th, 2020

Creative nonfiction comes next


Anxious Attachments Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781938769382
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Published: Autumn House Press - March 15th, 2019

I Am a Stranger Here Myself Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780826360717
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - March 15th, 2019

The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781937226930
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Published: Torrey House Press - April 2nd, 2019

Volcanoes, Palm Trees & Privilege: Essays on Hawai'i Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781732610309
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Published: Overcup Press - April 16th, 2019

These Are Strange Times, My Dear: Field Notes from the Republic Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640091511
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - February 5th, 2019

Children's literature comes next.


Lowriders Blast from the Past Cover Image
By Cathy Camper, Raul the Third (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781452163161
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 2nd, 2018

Carter Reads the Newspaper Cover Image
By Don Tate (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781561459346
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - February 1st, 2019

Mostly the Honest Truth Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062852496
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Published: HarperCollins - March 12th, 2019

A Wolf Called Wander Cover Image
By Rosanne Parry, Mónica Armiño (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062895936
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 7th, 2019

On the Origin of Species: Young Readers Edition Cover Image
By Rebecca Stefoff (Adapted by), Charles Darwin (From an idea by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781481462495
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

Young adult literature comes next.


How I Became a Spy: A Mystery of WWII London Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399557064
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 12th, 2019

The Lonely Dead Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250233769
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Published: Square Fish - January 21st, 2020

Sleeping in My Jeans Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781947845008
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Published: Ooligan Press - November 13th, 2018

Last of the Name Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541541597
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - April 2nd, 2019

When Elephants Fly Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335012364
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Published: Harlequin Teen - September 4th, 2018

Graphic literature comes next.


My Boyfriend is a Bear Cover Image
By Pamela Ribon, Cat Farris (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781620104873
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Published: Oni Press - April 17th, 2018

The Chancellor and the Citadel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781945820267
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - February 19th, 2019

Penny Nichols Cover Image
By MK Reed, Greg Means, Matt Wiegle (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094481
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Top Shelf Productions - June 11th, 2019

Queen of the Sea Cover Image
By Dylan Meconis, Dylan Meconis (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536215175
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Walker Books US - April 27th, 2020

Mystery Club (Mr. Wolf's Class #2) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338047738
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Graphix - February 26th, 2019

And this year's lovely hosts, Omar El Akkad and Elena Passarello!


American War: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101973134
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Published: Vintage - January 30th, 2018

Animals Strike Curious Poses Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781941411391
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Published: Sarabande Books - February 28th, 2017